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01/02/2017

Morning news and current affairs. Including Yesterday in Parliament, Sports Desk, Weather and Thought for the Day.

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Wed 1 Feb 2017 06:00

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0650

Announcing his retirement from the role of Doctor Who this week Peter Capaldi said he never does a job for more than three years. Rohan Silva is the co-founder of Second Home and former senior policy adviser and Clare Gerada is a GP at the same London practice for 25 years.

0710

US President Donald Trump has announced that he is nominating Neil Gorsuch to fill an empty seat on the US Supreme Court’s nine-member bench. Jim Naughtie is our special correspondent.

0715

In an interview with the Health Service Journal this morning, the former chair of NHS Digital has revealed how he repeatedly challenged the Home Office under Theresa May over the legality of sharing confidential patient information to trace illegal immigrants. Kingsley Manning is the former chair of NHS Digital.

0720

The latest research and quarterly forecasts on the UK and global economy are out this morning from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research. Professor Jagjit Chadha is the director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research.

0725

Research has shown that around 620,000 people in the UK are at risk of sudden death from a faulty heart gene. James Taylor is a former England cricketer and Lucy Wilkinson is a senior cardiac nurse at the British Heart Foundation.

0730

Today we are running the third and final report by Camilla Cavendish, the journalist and former head of the Downing Street Policy Unit, about air pollution and particularly the problems caused by diesel emissions. Charlie Elphicke is the chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Fair Fuel.

0740

Irish writer Sebastian Barry has become the first novelist to win the Costa Book of the Year award for the second time.

0750

MPs will vote this evening on whether to grant the government permission to begin the process of the UK's departure from the European Union. Emily Thornberry is the shadow foreign secretary.

0810

Donald Trump has announced Neil Gorsuch as his nominee for the Supreme Court. Michael Chertoff is the former director of homeland security, former federal judge for the US Court of Appeals and former US assistant attorney general.

0820

Four locked-in patients unable to speak, move or blink have reported they are happy after a successful attempt was made to read their thoughts. Kate Allatt was locked in after suffering a stroke and is a motivational speaker and author.

0830

Daily Mail owner Lord Rothermere told editor Paul Dacre that David Cameron pressed for Dacre to be sacked during the EU referendum, according to a BBC Newsnight investigation.


0840

Donald Trump's young presidency is proving to be fiercely controversial. His decision to build a wall on the Mexican border and the order to ban Muslims from certain countries has led to protests in the US and many Western European capitals. Lyse Doucet is our chief international correspondent.

0845

More research is needed into how different sexes of fish, shellfish and other marine animals respond to climate change. Dr Robert Ellis is the lead researcher from the University of Exeter.

0850

Tonight's vote in the House of Commons on Article 50 is one of those parliamentary moments likely to remembered for a long time - which of the statements made among the many hours of debate will turn out to be prescient about what the future holds for Britain outside the EU. Mishal Husain reports.

0855

Today we are running the third and final report by Camilla Cavendish, the journalist and former head of the Downing Street Policy Unit, about air pollution and particularly the problems caused by diesel emissions. Camilla Cavendish is the former head of the Downing Street Policy Unit.

 

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